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USC Gould School of Law 2009 Institute on Entertainment Law and Business

Loeb & Loeb is proud to sponsor the USC/Law 2009 Institute on Entertainment Law and Business.

From the USC/Law site:

Join over 30 speakers and 500 of your professional peers to address the latest challenges facing the industry. This Institute, hosted by USC Law and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, has been a Los Angeles tradition for over fifty years. Get the latest information on industry trends, real-world strategies for dealing with major challenges, and face-to-face interaction with entertainment players. With morning plenary sessions, four networking opportunities and afternoon breakouts that allow in depth learning with industry leaders in an intimate setting, this is a can't miss contract for entertainment law and business leaders. For a copy of the most recent Institute brochure, click here.

Agenda Highlight

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Talent and Taxes
This session is designed to teach what every entertainment lawyer needs to know about taxes. Join this panel for an overview an overview of the often complex tax issues that arise for talent. Experts will explain topics such as Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, international tax issues, estate and income tax issues arising on death, audit issues, and more.

Speakers Include:
Paul A. Sczudlo, Tax partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Hilton Chodorow, De Castro, West, Chodorow, Glickfeld & Nass, Inc.
Linda R. Flemins, Media and Entertainment Technical Advisor Internal Revenue Service

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Dealing with the Guilds: A Primer on the New Deals and How to Avoid Problems
Every film and TV lawyer must deal with unions. Join a senior guild executive, a senior guild lawyer and a senior entertainment labor counsel in a practice-oriented discussion of the nuts and bolts of engaging the guilds. This panel will explain, from the perspectives of both the guild and the producer, what you need to know about the signatory process, about guild financial assurances and about the various information and documentation the guilds require from motion picture and television producers.

Speakers Include:
Ivy Kagan Bierman, Entertainment and Media partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Glenn D. Feig, Reder & Feig LLP
Susan Lowry, National Director of Financial Assurances, Screen Actors Guild
Joan Halpern Weise, Assistant National Executive Director, Entertainment Programming American Federation of Television & Radio Artists